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4-6-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College basketball and baseball, High school baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gastonia native and baseball pioneer Elmore “Moe” Hill was honored on Saturday as part of the Charlotte Knights’ 10th annual Nego League Baseball tribute at Truist Field. A 1964 graduate of Gastonia’s Highland High School, Hill and teammate Willie Gillispie broke the color in N.C. American Legion baseball history for Gastonia Post […]

3-2-24 roundup: Legion baseball, Pro basketball and soccer, College basketball, High school basketball and baseball, Middle school basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker N.C. American Legion Area IV baseball will have a new league setup for the 2024 season. For the first time since 1979, there will be one division with all teams as 11 teams will compete for the 2024 title -Asheville Post 70, Burke County Post 21, Caldwell County Post 29, Cherryville Post […]

8-2-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County Post 82-155 pitcher-shortstop Colby Putnam and Cherryville pitcher Joseph Webb were the top statistical performers among Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties for the 2023 American Legion baseball season. Putnam, a Burns High sophomore in the spring, led the area in batting average (.415) and ERA (0.66) and was 2nd in […]

7-22-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville Post 100’s Joseph Webb led two of the statistical categories in final 2023 North Carolina Area IV regular season baseball. Webb, a 2022 Burns High graduate, led Area IV in ERA (0.48) and strikeouts (45). Webb also led Area IV in strikeouts in 2022. Other statistical Area IV leaders were Queen […]

7-13-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Lincolnton High standout Lane Hoover recently became the 16th area product who is playing professional baseball this season. A 2018 Lincolnton High graduate, Hoover just completed his career at East Carolina before signing a free agent contract with the Florence, Ky., Y’alls of the independent Frontier League. Hoover signed with the […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 12)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 12) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/4-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-11-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, High school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cherryville’s Fraley Field will host the 22nd North Carolina Junior American Legion baseball tournament starting on Saturday. Host Cherryville Post 100 and Area IV champion South Caldwell will be considered the “home teams” when the event begins with four games on Saturday. After four games on Sunday, three games are slated for […]

7-10-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, High school football, College football, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper announced on Monday they will be expanding their Hall of Honor when wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad and defensive end Julius Peppers are inducted at halftime of the Oct. 29 home game against the Houston Texans at Bank of America Stadium. “Muhsin Muhammad and Julius Peppers were drafted […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 10)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/3-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-9-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The North Carolina Area IV Final Four has been set after Cleveland County Post 82-155 completed a 3-0 quarterfinal series sweep over Matthews. Since the current playoff format was adopted in 1953, Cherryville is tops in Area IV with 39 Final 4 appearances and Cleveland County 2nd with 31. Cherryville is making […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 9)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-3 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/3-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-8-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain High School announced on twitter that it has a new head baseball coach. Wil Sellers was promoted from assistant coach and replaces Brad Melton after Melton spent five years as Mountaineers’ head coach. The KMHS athletic twitter account announced: “Kings Mountain High School proudly announces the appointment of Wil Sellers […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 8)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 8) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-3 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-2 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/2-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-7-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, Museum exhibit, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Cramerton History Society Museum this summer is hosting an exhibit that would appeal to major league baseball fans and New York Yankees’ fans in particular. Cramerton native and retired All-State insurance executive Art Shoemaker is sharing a part of his extensive sports memorabilia for an exhibit he calls, “The Boys of […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 7)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 7) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-2 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-1 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/1-0 Cherryville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 6)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 6) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-1 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-1 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/1-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Ashbrook High School three-star offensive lineman Trent Mitchell announced on Wednesday that he was committing to play football at N.C. State. A 6-foot-6, 290-pound senior, Mitchell chose the Wolfpack after interest from Maryland, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Charlotte. Mitchell took his official visit to N.C. State in late June and was […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 5)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 5) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-3 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-3 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 4)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 4) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/2-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-2 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, Hall of Fame, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A 5th game will be played in one series on Wednesday after a Tuesday night result while a protest was filed in another American Legion game late Tuesday night that could be resolved on Wednesday. Mint Hill’s 9-6 victory at Hickory tied their best-of-5 opening round North Carolina Area IV series with […]

7-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Three of the five North Carolina Area IV opening round playoff series winners have been determined after three days of action. Asheville finished a 3-0 sweep of Gastonia on Sunday and Matthews (3-0 over Burke County) and Rutherford County (3-0 over Lincoln County) completed sweeps on Monday. Hickory leads Mint Hill 2-1 […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 3)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 3) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/1-2 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-2 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/3-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-3 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker After a quiet first two days for the Charlotte Hornets in free agency, ESPN reported on Sunday that restricted free agent Miles Bridges has signed $7.9 million qualifying offer for the 2023-2024 season. The move will allow Bridges to become an unrestricted free agent next summer and ESPN reports the restricted is […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 2)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through July 2) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/1-1 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/1-1 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/2-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-2 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-3 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

7-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College athletics, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A pair of local products have made coaching news this week as the University of Tennessee extended the contract of track and field coach Duane Ross to the 2027-28 athletic year and LaQuanda Dawkins Prince was named head women’s basketball coach at Greensboro College. Ross, a 1991 North Gaston High graduate who […]

Legion baseball update (thru July 1)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 8-2 12-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6/0-1 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9/0-1 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14/0-2 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7/0-0 Cherryville Post […]

6-30-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County Post 82-155 will enter the 2023 N.C. Area IV playoffs as the top seeded team and is one of three teams that will receive a first round bye. “The kids just came to play this year no matter what we faced,” said second-year Cleveland County Post 82-155 head caoch Charlie […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 30)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7 Cherryville Post […]

6-29-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Legion baseball, College baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Crest High standout Riley Cheek earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-America honors while also helping Queens in its first season of NCAA Division I baseball. Also named the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cheek was a third team honoree after maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. A 2018 […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 29)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 29) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Mint Hill Post 555 7-3 8-4 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9 Gastonia Post 23 0-10 2-14 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 9-3 17-7 Cherryville Post […]

Legion update (thru June 28)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 28) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Mint Hill Post 555 6-3 7-4 Gaston Post 144-266 6-4 9-6 Matthews Post 235 6-4 8-10 Lincoln County Post 455 3-7 4-9 Gastonia Post 23 0-9 2-13 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 8-3 16-7 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 27)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 27) Eastern Division Division Overall Queen City 8-2 12-6 Matthews Post 235 6-3 8-9 Mint Hill Post 555 5-3 6-4 Gaston Post 144-266 5-4 8-6 Lincoln County Post 455 3-6 4-8 Gastonia Post 23 0-9 2-13 Western Division Division Overall Cleveland County Post 82-155 7-3 15-7 Asheville Post […]

6-26-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Gastonia’s Josh Jordan set Gaston County history on Monday night. The first-year LSU assistant coach became the county’s first College World Series winner when the Tigers routed Florida 18-4 to take the best-of-3 championship series in Omaha, Neb., two games to one. Jordan, a 1998 Huss High graduate and former Gastonia Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 26)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 26) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 7-2 11-6/0-0 Matthews Post 235 6-3 8-8/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 5-3 6-4/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 5-4 8-6/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 3-5 4-7/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-9 2-13/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 6-2 14-6/0-0 Rutherford County […]

6-25-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker LSU is going to have to bounce back from a huge loss if it’s going to win the College World Series and give Gastonia’s Josh Jordan a historic title. After LSU won 4-3 in 11 innings in Saturday’s best-of-3 series opener in Omaha, Neb., Florida took a 24-4 victory to even the […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 25)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 25) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 6-2 10-6/0-0 Matthews Post 235 6-2 8-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 5-3 8-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 4-3 5-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-5 3-7/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-8 2-12/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 5-2 13-6/0-0 Burke County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 24)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 24) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-1 9-5/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 4-3 7-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 4-3 5-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-4 3-6/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Cleveland County Post 82-155 5-2 13-5/0-0 Rutherford County […]

6-23-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former East Lincoln and Lincolnton High multi-sport star Sage Surratt will be pursuing a second straight USFL championship this weekend as the New Orleans Breakers face the Birmingham Stallions on Sunday at 7 p.m. The matchup of teams with the best records in the league is a semifinal matchup of South Division […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 23)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 23) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-3 6-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 22)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 22) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-3 6-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 21)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 21) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-3 6-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 20)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 20) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-3 6-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

6-19-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, High school athletics, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker West Lincoln High’s multi-sport star Mason Avery capped his 2022-23 school year on Saturday by receiving the N.C. high school male athlete of the year in Raleigh at a banquet hosted by the HighSchoolOT website. Avery was a star for the Rebels’ football, wrestling and track and field teams this past school […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 19)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 19) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 3-3 6-5/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-6 2-10/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 18)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 18) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-4/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 2-3 5-5/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 2-3 3-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-5 2-9/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-2 6-2/0-0 Cleveland County […]

6-17-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball and soccer, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Following Carolina Panthers’ mini camp and OTAs, rookie quarterback Bryce Young appears to be gaining acceptance from his teammates as he heads toward upcoming training camp as the projected starter at the team’s most important position. “It’s hard not to like that kid,” defensive end Brian Burns said. “He put quite a […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 17)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 17) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 9-3/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 6-7/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-3 4-4/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 2-2 5-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 1-3 2-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-5 2-9/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 6-1 6-1/0-0 Cleveland County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 16)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 16) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 7-3/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 5-7/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 3-2 4-3/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-2 4-4/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-3 1-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-4 2-8/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 5-1 5-1/0-0 Burke County […]

6-15-23 roundup: Pro baseball and soccer, High school athletics, College baseball and basketball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Shelby High’s Ally Hollifield capped her five-sport athletic career earlier this week with the highest honor she could receive from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. A standout in basketball, cross country, soccer, track & field and volleyball for the Golden Lions, on Wednesday she was named the female athlete of […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 15)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 15) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 7-3/0-0 Matthews Post 235 4-2 5-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 2-2 3-3/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 4-3/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-3 1-5/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-4 2-8/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 5-1 5-1/0-0 Burke County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 14)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 14) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 7-3/0-0 Matthews Post 235 3-2 4-6/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 4-3/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 1-2 2-3/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-2 1-4/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-3 2-7/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Rutherford County Post 423 4-1 4-1/0-0 Burke County […]

6-13-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, College baseball and football, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A 10-year stretch without an area representative in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., will be broken this weekend. That’s when first-year LSU assistant coach Josh Jordan will make his initial CWS appearance. A 1998 Huss High graduate who played American Legion baseball for Gastonia Post 23, Jordan’s appearance will snap […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 13)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 13) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 5-0 7-3/0-0 Matthews Post 235 3-2 4-6/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-1 3-3/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 1-2 2-3/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-2 1-4/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-3 2-7/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Rutherford County […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 12)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 12) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-3/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-2/0-0 Matthews Post 235 2-2 3-6/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-1 1-3/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 11)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 11) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-3/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-2/0-0 Matthews Post 235 1-2 2-6/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 1-2/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 10)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 10) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-3/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-2/0-0 Matthews Post 235 1-2 2-6/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 1-2/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 9)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 9) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-1/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-2/0-0 Matthews Post 235 1-2 2-6/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 1-2/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 8)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 8) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-0/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-2/0-0 Matthews Post 235 1-2 2-5/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 1-2/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

Legion baseball update (thru June 7)

N.C. Area IV 2023 (Standings through June 7) Eastern Division Division Overall/Playoffs Queen City 4-0 6-0/0-0 Gaston Post 144-266 1-0 3-1/0-0 Matthews Post 235 1-2 2-5/0-0 Lincoln County Post 455 0-0 0-2/0-0 Gastonia Post 23 0-2 2-6/0-0 Mint Hill Post 555 0-2 1-3/0-0 Western Division Division Overall/Playoffs Burke County Post 21 4-1 5-2/0-0 Asheville Post […]

6-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball and soccer, High school baseball, College baseball and basketball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Gaston College didn’t accomplish all it set out to accomplish at last week’s National Junior College Athletic Association World Series in Grand Junction, Col. But the Rhinos, who went 1-2 and finished fifth in the 10-team tournament, set a standard future teams will be shooting for in the years to come. Not […]